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Windows 10 April 2018 update: 5 reasons we’re excited

Windows 10 April 2018 update: 5 reasons we’re excited

The Windows 10 April 2018 update is coming, making it to your PC of choice just under the wire, and there are several reasons to be excited. The update - the fifth feature pack to be released since Windows 10 first launched - is expected to begin installing on Monday, sneaking in just before the month ends. Here's why you should care.

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The Microsoft Office 2019 preview is here

The Microsoft Office 2019 preview is here

Microsoft has released the Office 2019 preview, enabling some individuals to try out the new features and other changes ahead of the product's actual availability. The preview is made available via the company's Microsoft Collaborate product, and users are encouraged to provide feedback on their experiences with the software. Getting access to the preview is a little tricky, though.

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Apple iTunes is now available on the Microsoft Store

Apple iTunes is now available on the Microsoft Store

Has hell frozen over? We've lost count of how many times. We are, after all, in an age of frenemies, so it shouldn't be surprising to see bitter rivals on the same bed from time to time. And Microsoft did promise that Apple's iTunes will be on its Microsoft, formerly Windows, Store, which should have happened last year. Better late than never and now Apple fans forced to use Windows 10 will have one less thing to miss from their favorite Apple operating system.

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Will Google “kill” Android to beat Apple?

Will Google “kill” Android to beat Apple?

Back a few years ago, before the most major pouring out of popularity for smartphones, there was AOSP. That's the Android Open Source Project - and it still exists today. With the latest developments in AOSP with regard to Google's next operating system development, Fuchsia, I wondered today: Will Google maintain Android?

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Dropbox Paper adds customizable templates to simplify doc creation

Dropbox Paper adds customizable templates to simplify doc creation

Dropbox has announced new features for Paper, its online collaboration platform. Most notable among the changes is the addition of Templates, a customizable way for users to create the type of document they need for the task at hand. Users are given the ability to "templatize" any existing document; this transforms the file into a template that can be used for future work.

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How to get the new Gmail update

How to get the new Gmail update

This morning Google released a new version of Gmail and we've taken our first look - now it's your turn. The way to get this newest version of the quintessential Google email experience is quite simple, actually. It involves just a couple of taps (or clicks) of buttons in the standard Gmail interface online.

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Cut and Paste Emoji: Google Gun goes Watergun, a short history

Cut and Paste Emoji: Google Gun goes Watergun, a short history

Today Google bent the knee to the Emoji overlords, changing their people-killing-pistol into a lovely classic water gun. In the past, Google was seen as a bastion of gun-related freedom, keeping their 6-shooter at their side while the WEAK companies - only Apple, that is /s - went from gun to water gun. But let's not get too excited about how the world runs its typed-images databanks, shall we?

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Huawei AI to get some emotional intelligence

Huawei AI to get some emotional intelligence

AI assistants may be called "personal" but they definitely aren't personable. Never mind their obviously fake personalities, these intelligent chatbots are really intelligent in only the factual sense. Huawei, however wants AI assistants to grow beyond that to become something more relatable, more approachable, more human-like. In other words, it wants to make its AI have some EI, emotional intelligence, as well to help identify human emotions and, if needed, console their users. Considering what Huawei is going through, it might be in need of some of that emotional support itself.

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How to use Alexa Blueprints for DIY fun galore

How to use Alexa Blueprints for DIY fun galore

It's time to turn Alexa into a joke machine, using the first round of Alexa Blueprints to do some mischief. If you're a big fan of The Office, you know the episode cold open where Michael Scott figures out he can make his computer speak. Today, you can make all your Amazon Echo or otherwise Alexa-infused devices do what you want. Or at least answer all the questions you ask it, how you wish.

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Rylo 360 camera gets new mode, Bluetooth remote in app update

Rylo 360 camera gets new mode, Bluetooth remote in app update

The miniature 360-degree camera Rylo has gained new features thanks to a software update released today. Owners who update the mobile app will see a new 180-degree mode, enabling content to be recorded using only one of the camera's two sensors. In addition, the update brings a photo timer, the ability to wirelessly capture content using Bluetooth, and more.

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Windows Defender Chrome extension protects against phishing scams

Windows Defender Chrome extension protects against phishing scams

Microsoft has launched Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google's Chrome browser via an extension. Anyone can download the extension now, adding an extra layer of protection to block malicious websites. The extension, which is free, alerts users when they attempt to load a dangerous website and directs them back toward safety.

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Virus removal for Android: A step-by-step in 2018

Virus removal for Android: A step-by-step in 2018

Today we're taking a peek at the so-called Android virus, and how one might destroy said malicious entity. Before we go any further, know this: if you stick to Google Play, chances are you're gonna be safe. Google's got a fairly good handle on the "virus" game at this point, and any app you've installed from Google Play is going to be remotely removed if it's found to be malicious. For everything else, there's a quick process.

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